Fluor wins contract for net-zero ethylene complex
The project is still awaiting a final investment decision from Dow’s board of directors.
- Fluor has been awarded a contract to do FEED and EPCM work on the world’s first net-zero carbon emissions ethylene cracker and derivatives complex.
- The Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. facility will convert cracker off-gas into hydrogen as a clean fuel to be used in the production process.
- Dow selected the Fort Saskatchewan site as the region offers a highly competitive energy and feedstocks position. The region also features access to available third-party CO2 infrastructure.
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Fluor has been awarded a reimbursable contract by Dow for work on the world’s first net-zero carbon emissions ethylene cracker and derivatives complex.
Flour will provide front-end engineering and design (FEED) and engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the project in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.
Fluor stated that it will book the initial FEED award in the first quarter and anticipates the additional EPCM scope will be awarded throughout 2023 pending a final investment decision by Dow’s board of directors.
“We commend Dow for its leadership and commitment to decarbonize its global footprint, and we are pleased to work together with the company on this important project,” said Jim Breuer, group president, Fluor’s energy solutions business. “Fluor’s expertise in energy transition is helping clients across industries reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy efficiency.”
The project is still subject to approval by Dow’s board of directors and various regulatory agencies. According to Dow, the project would decarbonize approximately 20 percent of its global ethylene capacity while growing its polyethylene supply by about 15 percent and supporting approximately $1 billion of EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) growth across the value chain by 2030.
The additional project scope to be awarded in 2023 includes integrated project management team services for the entire Fort Saskatchewan Path2Zero program and EPCM services for the ethane cracker and associated utilities, power and infrastructure.
The production process at Fort Saskatchewan will convert cracker off-gas into hydrogen as a clean fuel to be used in the production process, and carbon dioxide that would be captured onsite to be transported and stored by adjacent third-party CO2 infrastructure.
The products produced at the site will be used across the globe to help deliver low- to zero-carbon emissions solutions. Dow stated it is focused on serving high growth markets that support human well-being, drive industrial efficiency, and enable the world’s energy transition.
Dow added that it selected the Fort Saskatchewan site as the region offers a highly competitive energy and feedstocks position. The region also features access to available third-party CO2 infrastructure.